Although most commercially grown elderberry is of the European black elderbush, we are very fortunate in California to have wild grown American blue elderbush varieties all over the Northern California region.
Our delicious elderberry jam is a lightly seeded jam for added texture that is great for just about anything. For those unfamiliar with the flavor profile, elderberry has a berry flavor reminiscent of blueberry with "earthy" undertones. Whether it's an alternate choice for a PB&J over strawberry or a pork glaze, the tart and sweet of the elderberry is something special. While we don't make any medicinal or health benefit claims, elderberry products have historically been revered for their high antioxidant properties.
We start with only fresh picked berries that were hand selected and cleaned from one of our local growers in the Santa Cruz area. Our recipe uses only fresh elderberries, pure cane sugar, a little citrus pectin for help with gelling and a generous splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice for a little zing to the flavor in this magical combination.